|ACE DRIVING SCHOOL
250 TECUMSEH RD EAST SUITE 3, WINDSOR ONTARIO
EYES ON THE ROAD ...
HANDS ON THE WHEEL
Under Ontario’s new law, drivers
who text, type, email, dial, or chat
using a prohibited hand-held device
could face fines of up to $500.
Drivers who place others at risk as a
result of using a hands-free device
can be charged with Careless
Driving and face fines of up to
$1,000, six demerit points, driver’s
licence suspension and possible jail
Drivers convicted of Dangerous
Driving (a criminal offence), could
face a penalty of up to $2,000 and
five years in jail.
Warn range - when the blood alcohol
concentration (BAC) between 0.05 and
New penalties went into effect on
May 1st, 2009:
- First time - Three day driver's
- Second time - Seven day
driver's licence suspension and
have to attend an alcohol
- Third time - 30 day driver's
licence suspension, complete an
alcohol treatment program and
have an ignition interlock
condition placed on your driver's
licence for six months.
New/amended traffic laws:
The Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) requires
drivers to slow down and pass with caution when
approaching a police, fire or ambulance vehicle
stopped with lights flashing in the same direction
of travel (either in a lane or on the shoulder of the
If the road has more than one lane, drivers must
move over into another lane if it can be done safely.
PENALTIES FOR NOT COMPLYING WITH THE MOVE OVER LAW
FIRST OFFENCE: $400 - $2,000, plus 3 demerit points upon
SECOND OFFENCE (within 5 years): $1,000 - $4,000, possible jail
time up to six months and possible driver’s licence suspension up to
Effective August 1, 2010
BAC Level for G1, G2 and drivers younger
than 22 years of age
All G1, G2, and drivers younger than 22 years of age must have a zero
Blood Alcohol Concentration level when behind the wheel.
Drivers who violate this law will face:
- An immediate 24-hour driver's licence suspension
- 30-day driver's licence suspension
- Fines up to $500
Penalties for Violating Graduated Licensing Conditions
Effective August 1, 2010
Drivers in the Graduated Licensing System will face tougher penalties if caught violating
conditions on their class of licence or if convicted of HTA offences that carry four or
more demerit points.
- First time - Driver's licence suspension for 30 days.
- Second time - Driver's licence suspension for 90 days.
- Third time - May lead to a cancellation of driver's licence and other penalties.
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